To fully enjoy your next trip to the concert hall, you may want to listen to the music before
you read the notes in your Playbill. Research results suggest that reading program notes before hearing music can significantly lessen a listener’s enjoyment, according to University of Arkansas music theorist Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
. She joins us today.
Also with us is Ben Finane
, managing editor at Playbill and editor-in-chief of Listen magazine, and Emil de Cou
, an associate conductor at the National Symphony Orchestra, which has offered program notes using Twitter.